Bulk Replacement in a Collection
How can I do a bulk replacement for multiple sequence files in a collection?
Open the Collection
To open a recently accessed collection, click File → Open Collection. Alternatively, Browse... to a collection that is being newly accessed.
Open the Replace Pane
In this example, our goal is to change all of the "SV40 poly(A) signal" feature names in the collection. To begin, click the Replace... button.
Select the Replacement Type
To view the replacement options, click the Replace: menu button. In this case, we want to change the Feature Name.
Replace Matches in Bulk
Type the original text in the Search all DNA files for: box, then type the replacement text in the Replace with: box, then click Replace.
Review the search results. To replace these matches in bulk, click OK.
The first modified file is now shown in the collection window. Modified files are indicated with asterisks next to the file names.
Search for an Exact Match
It is also possible to search the files for an exact match. For example, to modify a feature name that is also present within other feature names, click the check box labeled Require an exact match, then click Replace.
The feature name can then be replaced in all files that match the unique search term. Click OK to perform the replacements.
View the Changes
The exact replacement of "poly(A)" with "SV40 poly(A)" is shown.
Note that the "HSV TK poly(A) signal" feature name was not changed because it contains characters in addition to "poly(A)".
Close the Replacement Pane
To close the replacement pane, click the "x". Alternatively, press the Esc key.
Save the Changes
The modified file is now shown in the collection window. To save all of the modified files (and remove the asterisks), click File → Save All.